everything i see about this update has been really good as long as you are only using one monitor. but i do not know when the final drivers are coming out. these drivers were announced one month ago so I would guess the next update will happen sometime in the same time frame
Well the prototype of this driver was previewed a few months ago when the 7990 was released. Prior to that, it had been the subject of development since at least January 2013. Which indicates just how extreme of a problem frame metering actually is. I can guarantee it was a major priority for the driver development team.
I keep trying to find a list of DirectX 9 games to get a better perspective for the games that are still plagued by frame metering problems with the 13.8 driver. Everyone mentions Skyrim, which is really a big deal, but the list of DirectX 9 games has a lot of other current AAA titles on it as well.